Dissocarpus

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Dissocarpus

Description

Shrubs. Flowers bisexual or pistillate, 2-16 clustered in leaf axils, jointed to form spherical heads or paired and connate at the base; perianth deeply 5-lobed; fruiting perianth hardened, usually with 5 short tepaline needle-like spines or 2-5 tuberculate. Pericarp membranous; seeds horizontal; embryo annular; radicle ascending to erect; perisperm abundant. Three spp., Australia.

Citation

Dissocarpus F.Muell., Trans. Proc. Philos. Inst. Vict. 2: 75 (1858).

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37.